The most important stories in rural water supply // Les histoires d’approvisionnement en eau en milieu rural les plus importants

Making water work for women – inspiring stories from around the world The reality in much of the world today is that collecting water for the home is a job done by women – so gender issues are central to everything we do in rural water supply – self-supply, pump design, borehole siting, tariff collection, … Continue reading The most important stories in rural water supply // Les histoires d’approvisionnement en eau en milieu rural les plus importants

OPEN CALL: Evaluation of RWSN – Call for proposals (ENGLISH ONLY)

Dear Colleagues 2017 marks the 25th Anniversary of the founding of the Handpump Technology Network (HTN), which became RWSN in 2006, under the leadership of the late Piers Cross. We are also coming to the end of the current three year strategy period (2015-2017), so during this year we will be developing a new strategy … Continue reading OPEN CALL: Evaluation of RWSN – Call for proposals (ENGLISH ONLY)

Call for submissions: IWA Water and Development Congress, Argentina – an opportunity to connect rural and urban

IWA is well known for its many events and publications, but generally with an urban utility focus.  However, the event below is an unusual opportunity to share experiences between urban, peri-urban, small-town and rural water service provides.  Thanks to the initiative of Eleanor Allen, CEO of Water for People, the IWA Water and Development Congress … Continue reading Call for submissions: IWA Water and Development Congress, Argentina – an opportunity to connect rural and urban

In Memoriam: Piers Cross

We were saddened to learn that Piers Cross passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on 29 March. Piers was a central figure in the WASH sector for many decades, in many roles at WSP and advising IRC, and was a driving force behind the Sanitation and Water for All partnership. He played a critical … Continue reading In Memoriam: Piers Cross

What you always wanted to know about central and southern Africa’s climate – A beginner’s briefing in 15 minutes or less followed by discussion

Please join us for this Future Climate for Africa webinar by climate change expert Neil Hart. Friday 17 March 2017, 11:00-12:00 (London, GMT); 13:00-14:00 (Johannesburg) Register for the webinar here. Climate modelling is a key tool in tackling the effects of climate change. Future Climate for Africa is a research programme that aims to generate fundamentally … Continue reading What you always wanted to know about central and southern Africa’s climate – A beginner’s briefing in 15 minutes or less followed by discussion

Pumping up water from the sands of Egypt: Is solar-powered pumping of groundwater for irrigation a panacea for water and food insecure areas?

Pumping up water from the sands of Egypt Is solar-powered pumping of groundwater for irrigation a panacea for water and food insecure areas? It certainly can be marketed that way: in India, the use of solar energy for this purpose is helping ease the load on overburdened electricity grids and reduce its carbon footprint. Other… via … Continue reading Pumping up water from the sands of Egypt: Is solar-powered pumping of groundwater for irrigation a panacea for water and food insecure areas?

NEW! WEDC NOTES ON WASH FOR SMARTPHONES / FOUR NEW WEDC FILMS

------------------------------------------------------------ NEW!  WEDC MOBILE NOTES ON WASH for smartphones and tablets ------------------------------------------------------------ http://wedc.lu/washnotes This collection of illustrated mobile notes on aspects of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in low- and middle-income countries has been designed for people on the move. Composed especially for smartphones and tablets, they can be read online or downloaded free of … Continue reading NEW! WEDC NOTES ON WASH FOR SMARTPHONES / FOUR NEW WEDC FILMS